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BAFFO, Giorgio (1694-1768). Le Poesie. [?London: no publisher], 1771.
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BAFFO, Giorgio (1694-1768). Le Poesie. [?London: no publisher], 1771.

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BAFFO, Giorgio (1694-1768). Le Poesie. [?London: no publisher], 1771.

8° (170 x 107mm). (Occasional very light browning or spotting.) 20th-century vellum.

RARE FIRST EDITION of one of the most famous erotic texts of the 18th century, which is thought to have been published in a very small print run. Giacomo Girolamo Casanova de Seingalt described Baffo as a sublime author but many of his contemporaries however, disapproved of the controversial work. Since then it has been re-evaluated, and the response to the work changed yet again, with the poet Guillaume Apollinaire, who translated much of the poems into French, describing Baffo as 'le plus grand poète priapique qui ait jamais existé'. Brunet I, 608; Pia 1148.
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